I know most of you are probably sick of hearing about Patreon by now but please hear me out, if this next paragraph catches your eye, please consider me.
Earth Gate has been developing quietly for a while now and I think the universe is getting big enough and fleshed out enough that things need to start going up a level, I've just recently amended my goals on Patreon, Upon reaching my most realistic goal of $200 a month, I'll personally begin work on an Earth Gate adventure RPG game made on the RPG Maker software, I've worked with it before and I know what im doing. The extra income will help me pay professional pixel artists and sprite makers for high quality assets to make the game totally original, none of the usual stock assets you see in most RPG Maker games.
Okay if your still reading I guess your interested. Earth Gate's first RPG game will feature modern favorites like crafting mechanics, resource acquisition, open world gameplay and questing, im not just talking about 8bit skyrim in space. Im serious, I've done work and little projects in RPG Maker before, all of which have had crafting recipies, intuitive methods of feature access, circulatory questing for menial tasks and full linear questing for better jobs and a main story line will be a sinch to add. Now just from reading this you'll know im a bit of a typo-saurus so naturally the income will help me bring in testers and proper bug fixing.
Among other things, the Earth Gate game will do something that (so far) I've not seen another RPG maker game do and thats galactic exploration. You'll be able to go from place to place around the Sol Concordat Territories encountering Varii, Aquarions, Arcadians, Liandri and more, Maybe even buy different ships! Bigger better ships could provide more facilities such as crafting and resource acquisition (space mining cough-cough)
Now I may not type the best but I passed my exams on my creative writing so you can be sure I'll whip up a killer main story-line for you to explore or ignore in the game. Side quests both repeatable and isolated will each be done with a creative touch. It wont be no star citizen but It'll be a fun little space game that you could play on anything down to a little Netbook/Notebook computer, example riding a long train, play some Earth Gate, waiting at the bus station, play some Earth Gate. Because I wont be working on a super AAA photo realistic super high poly game just about any computer including grandma's first CRT/Tower split computer should be able to run it!
Lastly, the funding from this goal will allow me to pay for music to accompany the game, Combat music, ambiance, comedic and more to really set the mood of the game. Now if your still reading it means you probably really want this to happen, I only ask that you do two things, Firstly, come pledge to my patreon, its a subscription based system (pay what you want) with rewards for paying higher ammounts, This wont happen without funding. Secondly I want you to tell your friends, The only way Earth Gate will stop being "Just one of those indie space games" is if it gets noticed, Community drives productivity, The more patrons I get, the more funding I get which means the more assets and assistance I can bring in. In other words, for every friend you tell and every bunch of friends they tell, the game just gets better, a click, a subscription and some gossip and before you know it, Earth Gate will be competing with giants like Star Trek and Stargate.
And, Just an added bonus, we'll finally have another super-verse THAT DOESN'T BEGIN WITH THE WORD STAR >.< Am I right?.
Here's a link to my Patreon, Please come support me and I'll make you a great Sci-Fi universe.Earth Gate Patreon Link